Fort Carson’s Mental Health Crisis Continues: Soldier, 35, an Apparent Suicide, Total At Least 17 at Post

The Denver Post

September 24, 2008, Fort Carson, CO – Fort Carson is mourning the loss of another soldier who committed suicide on the post.

The soldier, a 35-year-old chaplain’s assistant from Milwaukee, died Monday apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Fort Carson spokeswoman Karen Linne confirmed.

The soldier, a sergeant, had served four years in the Army in the 1990s, then rejoined last year and was assigned to the 10th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Carson.

At least 17 Fort Carson soldiers have killed themselves since the Iraq war began, most after returning from the war or in Iraq. According to Fort Carson, the soldier who died this week had not been deployed to war.

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